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Old 31-03-2013, 20:57
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant book. My only commiseration is that you'll have to wait impatiently for the third book with the rest of us.

I'm currently reading "The Light Fantastic" by Terry Pratchett and "The Hundred Year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared"
I'm really enjoying it at the moment, it has me hooked from the start, the world building is excellent.
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Old 31-03-2013, 21:34
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Last night I finished reading Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon and it was absolutely brilliant. There's a twist at the end which I didn't see coming...genius!!! I'm now going to look for Think of A Number, the 1st Dave Gurney book.

And on a different note...today I started Lady of The Rivers byPhilippa Gregory, an author who I really love.

Nothing like a bit of variety!
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Old 31-03-2013, 22:03
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Really enjoyed the first "Mortal Instruments" book, and "Cold Killing" was a good start to a new detective series but it didnt blow me away.

Now reading :

Print Book: The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Kindle : Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:51
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Last night I finished reading Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon and it was absolutely brilliant. There's a twist at the end which I didn't see coming...genius!!! I'm now going to look for Think of A Number, the 1st Dave Gurney book.

And on a different note...today I started Lady of The Rivers byPhilippa Gregory, an author who I really love.

Nothing like a bit of variety!
Might look out for that as i quite liked the first one.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:29
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Currently reading Gone Girl - let's see what the hype is all about.
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Old 01-04-2013, 13:36
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I'm trying to read the 6 shortlisted book for the 'Booker Prize', so I am currently halfway through 'The Lighthouse' by Alison Moore.

It is a short enough book and seems simplistic, but it has, in my view many hidden depths. I am enjoying it which is much, much more than I can say for one of the other short-listed books - 'Umbrella' by Will Self which I abandoned last week, 176 pages in due to the fact I couldn't make head nor tail of.

I'll almost never abandon a book, but had to with that one has I had to force myself to read even a paragraph each night in bed - so many good books to read, which waste time on one that you don't find enjoyable

Going away for a few days so next is up is 'Next of Kin' by John Boyne, who wrote 'THe Boy in the Striped Pyjama's'.
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Old 01-04-2013, 15:15
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Currently reading Gone Girl - let's see what the hype is all about.
Just finished this. Let us know what you think
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Old 01-04-2013, 17:28
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so many good books to read, which waste time on one that you don't find enjoyable
I now follow that motto. I used to be unable to not finish a book despite how bad it was but now I just abandon a bad book and move on.
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Old 01-04-2013, 20:08
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I now follow that motto. I used to be unable to not finish a book despite how bad it was but now I just abandon a bad book and move on.
I do most of my reading in bed at night and now if I know if a book isn't for me, if I want to watch telly and not read it. I have to be drawn into a book - eager to know what happens next move on.
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Old 01-04-2013, 21:14
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Just started The little coffee shop of Kabul,it has started well so I hope It keeps me interested,i have given up on that many lately I need something I can finish.
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Old 01-04-2013, 21:34
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80 pages in on Sanctus by Simon Toyne.
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Old 01-04-2013, 22:56
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The Chosen One by Sam Bourne. It is much better than I thought it might be.
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Old 02-04-2013, 13:19
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Finished Jonathan Swift's "Gullivers Travels" .on my list of classics to read .... I can see why its so highly regarded and a trailblazer for novels/books in the adventure/traveller genre. Seen by many as a children's book .. Can't see many kids these days joining Gulliver on his travels.
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Old 02-04-2013, 13:21
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Finished the latest Harry Hole "Phantom" by Jo Nesbo. To enjoy the Harry Hole novels, one must read them in sequence. The full force of "Phantom" will only be appreciated by doing that.
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Old 02-04-2013, 19:09
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Casey Kelleher- Rise and Fall
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:59
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I've finished The Expats by Chris Pavone and have written about it on the other thread. I'm never sure whether to write an opinion on one, or the other, or both threads.

I'm about to start 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster. Edward is 39 years old, lives alone and has Asperger's Syndrome.
I am in the middle of this and I'm really enjoying it. It's gently funny and makes a lovely change from the many formulaic crime novels I read.

It reminds me a little bit of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night', which I also enjoyed.

Coincidentally I also just finished 'Expats' too - it was OK but I wasn't overly impressed. By the time all the layers of confusion finally unravelled, I didn't really care what the ending was.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:29
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Just started Long Walk to Freedom.
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Old 03-04-2013, 16:38
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Well Jasper Fforde didnt let me down and Unravelling was a great addition to the YA genre.

Now I'm reading

Print Book: Trick of the Dark - Val Mcdermid
Kindle: Hushabye by Celina Grace.

Enjoying both!
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Old 03-04-2013, 18:57
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Just finished The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window. Really enjoyed it.

Now onto Memories of Ice - Steven Erikson
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Old 03-04-2013, 20:53
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Just finished this. Let us know what you think
I enjoyed it, probably one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year. I'm not sure it's the most amazing book I've ever read but I would seek out more by the author
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:32
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Sit Down And Cheer - Martin Kelner
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Old 04-04-2013, 15:11
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The Cinderella Moment - Gemma Fox
A case of mistaken identity in multitudes, bungling private detectives, a chance meeting with a handsome man on a train, leads to all sorts of trouble.
I found this, a bit of giggle, despite that I didn't think I'd like it, but definetly a story to cheer you up.
Takes place in and around Brighton.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:50
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Read Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" in one sitting. Really enjoyed it. A pioneering satire of gothic/romantic novels of the early 19th century .. slightly mocking Byron and Shelley etc
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:11
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Finished John Lanchester's "Capital" .. Don't be put off by the title .. yes the credit-crunch is a central theme but several enjoyable intertwined tales of people residing and working in the fictional leafy Pepys Road in London - and who is behind the mysterious We Want What You've Got campaign ?
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Old 05-04-2013, 13:19
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Just finished The Shadow Prince - a story about Richard of York/Perkin Warbeck. I found it rather boring to be honest

I'm just about to start The Queens Promise by Lyn Andrews - a story about Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII
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